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ChineseEdit

 
at once; then; right away; only; (emphasis); to approach; to move towards; to undertake
be; yes; this
simp. and trad.
(就是)

PronunciationEdit


Note: tō-sī/tiō-sī/tio̍h-sī/to̍h-sī - substitute for 著是着是.

VerbEdit

就是

  1. to be precisely; to be none other than; it is ... that
    堅持就是勝利 / 坚持就是胜利  ―  jiānchí jiùshì shènglì  ―  persistence is victory

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ConjunctionEdit

就是

  1. even if (when the verb of the following part of the sentence is preceded by ())
    就是下雨我們 [MSC, trad.]
    就是下雨我们 [MSC, simp.]
    Jiùshì xiàyǔ, wǒmen yào qù. [Pinyin]
    Even if it rains, we shall go.
    就是 [MSC, trad.]
    就是 [MSC, simp.]
    Jiùshì ràng tā lái, wǎn le. [Pinyin]
    Even if she comes, it will be too late.
  2. even
    就是現在步子還是壯健有力 [MSC, trad.]
    就是现在步子还是壮健有力 [MSC, simp.]
    Jiùshì xiànzài, tā de bùzǐ háishì hěn zhuàngjiàn yǒulì de. [Pinyin]
    Even now he walked with a vigorous step.
  3. (giving emphasis) just; really
    從不菠菜就是喜歡味兒 [MSC, trad.]
    从不菠菜就是喜欢味儿 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ cóngbù chī bōcài. Wǒ jiùshì bù xǐhuān nà wèir. [Pinyin]
    I never eat spinach. I just don't like the taste.
  4. like; in the same way as

Usage notesEdit

就是…… () is used to express "even if" in case of a hypothetical statement. This construction is the same as 即使 (jíshǐ)……也, 即便 (jíbiàn)……也, 縱使纵使 (zòngshǐ)……也, 哪怕 (nǎpà)……也 and 就算 (jiùsuàn)……也. There are differences with the last two: 就算 gives a feeling that the hypothesis has little chance of being realized, while 哪怕 is stronger.

If the statement is not hypothetical, 雖然虽然 (suīrán)……但是 (dànshì) is used instead.

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InterjectionEdit

就是

  1. it sure is!; exactly!

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ReferencesEdit

  • “Expressing "even if…" with "jiushi"”, in Chinese Grammar Wiki[1] (in Mandarin/English), (Please provide a date or year)
  • Entry #8330”, in 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Min Nan), Ministry of Education, R.O.C., 2011.